To raise money for the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in New Mexico and the Food Depot of Santa Fe, author George R. R. Martin is auctioning off a chance to appear in his Song of Ice and Fire series as a character of your choosing.
Only to be killed off with a not so surprising death of a grisly nature.
So what will it cost you to be added into the epic fantasy series? Oh, you know, just the $20,000 you happen to have lying around anyway.
Although sadly the tier level is already sold out.
According to the website however, this is what the purchasers can expect:
You’ll get the incredibly exclusive opportunity to have George name a character after you in a future A Song of Ice and Fire novel. There is one male character and one female character available. You can choose your character’s station in the world (lordling, knight, peasant, whore, lady, maester, septon, anything) and you will certainly meet a grisly death!
So basically they should be receiving their reward in the next decade or so.
Other prizes of note include a helicopter ride with GRRM, a visit to the wolf sanctuary, breakfast with the author and a chance to ask him about ASoIaF. AKA beg him not to kill off your favorite character.
(via: Huffington Post)